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Killing children as a systematic act by Syrian regime


Yesterday, tens of thousands of mourners in the Syrian capital Damascus participated in a massive protest during the funeral of a 10 years old boy Ibrahim Al Shibani who was killed on Friday by Syrian security forces. On Friday, Ibrahim went with his father to the mosque for noon prayer, when he and his father got out from the mosque a group of peaceful civilian protestors gathered to participate in the protests against President Bashar Assad and his crimes. Suddenly, the "brave" security forces opened fire on the civilians killing the little boy and others were injured.

We saw footages of Ibrahim when he was in the hospital and doctors were trying to revive his life in vain. Footages of his father crying, praying and cursing the president were also published. Many Syrians around the world participated in the funeral when activists inside Syria broadcasted online the funeral and the demonstration live by using cellphones. At the same time, the Syrian regime was trying to lie to the world saying no massive demonstrations took place in Damascus, but the regime's media never talked about holding responsibility for those who killed the boy. The regime sometimes intend to kill children in a systematic act in order to scare people and send a message to its opponents that this what will happen to your love ones if you are against the regime.

About 200 children were killed in Syria by security forces, some were savagely tortured in prisons. Still, UN security council fails to take any resolution to protect civilians under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.



Nusrat Ara's picture

I have seen this before. Last

I have seen this before. Last year more than 120 people most of them teenagers were killed in similar manner in Kashmir.This has been happening so long in Kashmir and UN as usual is a mute witness.


Hummingbird's picture

I hear you

I do realize the need of reconstructing UN organization because in many humanitarian issues this body seems helpless and unable to protect civilians. In the last UN security council meeting regarding Syria both Russia and China used veto to stop any act against the genocide in Syria because they have "interests" allowing the Syrian regime to kill with confidence that no will do anything regarding the massacres. If one of the veto countries kills its citizens no one can do anything about it. What about the right of every nation to decide their own destiny? UN really needs a serious reconstruction.

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